Bioessence at 25 still committed in providing excellent skin, beauty and wellness to everyone

When it comes to beauty, skin care and wellness one name stood the test of time. Celebrating its 25 years in the beauty industry, Bioessence had a fun Gatsby themed thanksgiving party at Cities Events Place QC. Guests dressed up in their flapper attire while enjoying good food and great live music.

With its humble beginning, Bioessence started in a town in Davao City by dermatologist Dr. Emma Beleno in 1994, who took pride in her Dabawenyo heritage.
With the vision of “To be a world class center that brings beauty and wellness in everyone”, Bioessence is constantly providing its ever growing customers with excellent customer service, exceptional skin and beauty treatments, state of the art equipment and facilities, and high quality products for 25 years now.

BIOESSENCE SKIN WELLNESS programs consist of signature facials for normal skin, anti-aging facials, warts removal and underarm whitening treatment.

BIOESSENCE BODY WELLNESS programs offer effective slimming treatments from detoxification to elimination of body fats to firming and toning. Spa services are also offered such as intensive body polish and signature massages exclusive only to Bioessence.

Bioessence branches are reaching nationwide customers with more branches to open very soon. Bioessence Ayala Mall Manila Bay and Ayala North Exchange will soon open, a testament to the driving force and motivation of its founder Dr. Emma in providing quality skin, beauty and wellness treatments to anyone.

 Happy 25th Anniversary to Bioessence and here's wishing you more decades to come.

To learn more about Bioessence visit their website at https://bioessence.ph/ or at Bioessence Facebook


Shopee Unveils New Christmas Jingle with Jose Mari Chan on Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special

On November 11, Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale will offer all-day sitewide free shipping with 0 minimum spend

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, kickstarts the festive season with star studded performances by Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza and Jose Mari Chan on the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special aired on GMA and Shopee Live. During the TV Show, Shopee brand ambassador Jose Mari Chan amazed viewers with an exclusive live performance of the newest Shopee Christmas jingle. Shoppers can look forward to the official launch of the Christmas jingle on all online channels on November 12.

The newest Shopee Christmas jingle is a fun rendition of Jose Mari Chan’s highly popular original “A Wish on Christmas Night”, and was specially composed to welcome Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale.

Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing, Shopee Philippines, said, “We’re very happy to once again work with the Father of Philippine Christmas Music, Jose Mari Chan, for our new Christmas jingle. Last year, our Christmas jingle with Jose Mari Chan received great success, garnering over 19 million views online. This year, we are bringing him back with a new jingle to bring more fun and joy for our shoppers as we usher in the year-end celebration. Together with Jose Mari Chan, we look forward to celebrating the festive season and invite everyone to lookout for our upcoming Christmas sales.”

Jose Mari Chan, said, “I am excited to be working with Shopee again to bring joy and laughter to Filipinos during this festive season. Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations in the Philippines and I am thrilled to be given an opportunity to work with Shopee to release a new jingle. I always have an enjoyable time with Shopee and hope my fans will look forward to what we have in store throughout the holiday season.”

Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale with discounts up to 95% off

On November 11, Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale will offer consumers unbeatable deals including all-day sitewide free shipping with 0 minimum spend. There will be up to 95% off from leading brands including Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, Huawei, and more. Viewers of Shopee Live can also tune in to a 12-hour livestream session with non-stop prizes including vouchers and iPhone 11 giveaways.

Catch these crazy deals during Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale on November 11:

● Silverworks: Users can score up to 80% off on all Silverworks products including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
● Maybelline: Users can enjoy up to 60% off Maybelline best-sellers such as Maybelline Sensational Liquid Lipstick, Superstay Full Coverage Foundation, and Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara.
● Unilever: Users can get up to 50% off popular products such as Dove Intense Repair Shampoo, Ponds Cleansing Balm and Surf Detergent Powder at Unilever Official Store.
● Huawei: Users can anticipate exciting discounts and special bundles on Huawei products such as Huawei Band 4, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and more at Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale.
● Bosch: Users can look forward to up to 55% off on Bosch power tools and accessories such as cordless drills, hammers, and more.
● P&G: Users can watch out for discounts of up to 50% on favorite P&G brands like Pampers, Olay, and Safeguard.

Find out more about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale at https://shopee.ph/11-11.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.


Let’s Chill at Jim Beam Highball in Eastwood City

The iconic Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar is returning on November 12-16 at Eastwood Central Plaza offering an even fresher drinks served through the signature highball draft machines from Japan.

From its first introduction early this year, the second round of the Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar will present all-new highballs that were inspired by local flavors and concocted specifically for the Filipino palate:

Yuzu and Lemongrass Highball
Calamansi and Pandan Highball
Pineapple and Basil Highball
Mango Spice Highball

You’ll also get to sample the return of iconic flavors that were available during last year’s pop-up bar in BGC like the refreshing Lychee and of course, the Signature Classic Highball.

JIM BEAM HIGHBALL will also present musical performances from OPM artists such as Ebe Dancel, The Juans, Clara Benin, Better Days and The Vowels they Orbit to set the groove for an absolute chill moment while enjoying a glass or two of your favorite Jim Beam highball drinks.

Chill with good music and drink to be merry but you can maximize your fun with exciting games that can be played with friends such as the Highball Pong game and the Jim Beam Claw machine.

The Make Your Jim Beam Highball booth will be there to give you more reason to enjoy the signature highball. With every purchase of a Highball, you’ll be granted a free chip to play these games and a chance to win some awesome Jim Beam Highball merch and other prizes!

We’re so excited to bring back the Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up bar to the lively city that is Manila! Our new flavors are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more,” said Rayern Goh, Senior Brand Manager at Jim Beam. “Jim Beam Highball is an excellent drink that’s perfectly well-balanced, refreshing, and pairs superbly with so many dishes. We can’t wait to share this with you!

Be sure to be there for the Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar at Eastwood Central Plaza from Tuesday to Saturday, November 12-16! The bar will be open from 6pm to 12mn.

Founded in 1795, Jim Beam is the world’s No. 1 bourbon and has been operated by one family for seven generations. 220 years of experience goes into every bottle, along with corn, rye, malted barley, water, time, pride, and of course, true passion! Jim Beam White is the cornerstone of the Jim Beam bourbon portfolio, and it derives its rich, satisfying flavour from a treasured family recipe where every drop is aged in charred oak barrels. It boasts an oaky vanilla aroma with a medium-bodied flavour with hints of vanilla and caramel.

Jim Beam is best served in a Jim Beam Highball, a tall cocktail of Jim Beam Bourbon over ice, topped with soda, and finished with a squeeze of citrus! This concoction is the ultimate drink for our tropical climate - it is without equal as a noon-time tipple, an after-work refresher or a weekend party-starter!

As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and Midori liqueur.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.


Shopee 11 11 Big Christmas TV Special on GMA 7

The biggest online shopping sale event of the year is here. Together with our most loved Kapuso stars everyone is excited for the first SHOPEE 11.11 Christmas Sale and TV Special on GMA 7 this November 10 Sunday at 10:30 PM!

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will be holding its first-ever televised show, the 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special on November 10 at 10:30 PM, aired on GMA7 and Shopee Live.

The star-studded show will feature performances by popular GMA stars, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista, in an exciting live countdown to the finale of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale on 11 November. In addition, it will also include the premiere of the latest Shopee’s jingle, exclusively composed by Jose Mari Chan for this year’s festive season.

Over ₱11 million worth of prizes can be won this Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special! Win a motorcycle, a car, and even a house and lot. Everyone should watch this and enjoy shopping on Shopee.

Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special Highlights:
►Debut of Shopee’s latest Christmas jingle: Catch a live performance of the new Shopee Christmas jingle by Jose Mari Chan, which was exclusively composed for this year’s festive season
►Star-studded show: Watch top celebrities such as Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista perform all-time favorite Christmas songs. Also, enjoy special guest appearances by Gabbi Garcia, Lani Misalucha, Julie Anne San Jose and many more popular homegrown stars.
►Over ₱11 million worth of prizes, deals, and discounts including a house and lot: Stand a chance to win exciting prizes including a Rusi Mojo 200 motorcycle, Toyota Fortuner, and a house and lot from Avida by tuning in to 3 special Shopee Shake sessions during the program.
►Score amazing deals and vouchers: Enjoy amazing discounts of up to 70% from leading brands like Unilever, Pampers, Maybelline, Anker, and Perfetti van Melle during the show.

Exciting giveaways, amazing promos and huge discounts on November 11for SHOPEE 11.11
►All-day sitewide free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend.
►Up to 90% off deals: Score up to 90% off deals during the finale of Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, such as the Xiaomi Redmi 7 and Redmi 7A. Consumers can also get the HUG 32” LED TV LT32, and the Rapoo V600 Gamepad XB360; both available at only ₱11.
►12-hour non-stop live stream: Look forward to non-stop challenges and vouchers during the exclusive 12-hour Shopee Live session from 12 noon to 12 midnight, and watch out for five iPhone 11 giveaways.
►Exciting giveaways via Shopee Shake and Shopee Catch: Stand a chance to win from a pool of 2 million Shopee coins and an iPhone 11 by playing Shopee Shake. Shopee will also be upsizing its latest Shopee Catch, with a total of 6 game sessions and a 1 million coin pool to be won.
►Exclusive deals from leading brands: Shop exclusive deals from leading brands such as Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, and Huawei.
►Special promotions from industry players: Get an additional 12% off when checking out with a Metrobank card. Also, enjoy two months’ worth of load for free when buying Cignal Ultimate Prepaid HD at only ₱2,290 during the sale.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Find out more about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale at https://www.shopee.ph/1111.


BOYZ II MEN Live in Manila this December 12

BOYZ II MEN Live in Manila this December 12

Boyz II Men is heading back to Asia and performing in Manila, returning from a U.S. tour and residency in Las Vegas at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The group, consisting of founding members, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris, will bring a lively show, including fan-favorite songs like, I’ll Make Love to You, Motownphilly, End of the Road and more, along with new show elements on stage.

“We’re so excited to be going back to Manila and bringing the Boyz II Men show to the fans who always greet us with so much warmth and we look forward to showing them some of the new skills that we’re bringing to the stage.”

For their Manila concert, the legendary R&B trio will be performing on December 12 at Resort World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater.

Boyz II Men hold the distinction of being the most commercially successful R&B group of all time with three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, selling over 64 million albums worldwide. They had engraved three of the longest-running No. 1 pop singles in history -- End of the Road, spending thirteen full weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, which historically concluded the decades-old record held by Elvis Presley, subsequently followed by I’ll Make Love To You with a 14-week reign. The third No. 1 is One Sweet Day with Mariah Carey which ruled the Billboard chart for a total of sixteen weeks, an all-time record they had held until August of this year.

In September 2019, Boyz II Men commemorate the 25th year anniversary of the record that cemented their status as music royalty, the 12x platinum, triple Grammy Award-winning album II. Although the Boyz have consistently toured across the United States and around the globe, performing a mix of their latest tracks and treasured classics, venues continue to sell out to the rim. The reason is abundantly clear – for the past two decades, Boyz II Men have given fans a rich catalogue of hits filled with soothing harmonies and unparalleled vocal excellence.

More accomplishments lead the iconic a capella group to pop culture ubiquity, along with 3 Billboard Music Awards, 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, a 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and in 2012, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Boyz II Men’s other chart-topping hits are On Bended Knee, Water Runs Dry, A Song For Mama, and 4 Seasons of Loneliness, among others.

Boyz II Men Live in Manila 2019 is presented by Ovation Productions on its 40th Year Promoting the Biggest Names in Live Entertainment, in cooperation with TAP Edge: The Home of Live Action Sports. Tickets available starting Friday, October 4 at 10am via www.ovation.ph, www.ticketworld.com.ph and all TicketWorld outlets. For inquiries, call (02)891-9999 or (02)532-8883.


SM Mallidays: A Sparkling Christmas Countdown at SM Malls

It’s already the beginning of the ‘ber’ months and there’s no doubt that Christmas spirit is in the air. Hearing the familiar holiday tune “Christmas in Our Hearts” that could only come from Jose Mari Chan, only reminds us that Christmas is about loving.

What’s makes our holiday season in the Philippines meaningful; and unique is that fact that we Pinoys are the most excited people in any part of the globe. Imagine having the longest holiday season in the world? Who can beat that? And, with SM Malls around for sure it’s going to be a Sparkling 100 Days of Christmas Countdown.

Last September 16 SM Malls begins to light up the holiday season in an event that officially opens the 100 Days of Sparkling SM Mallidays!

“This Christmas season, friends and families can look forward to bigger and brighter events, installations, and activities at SM, the “Home of Family Reunions”, as we continue to light up everyone’s lives in SM malls nationwide”, said by Steve Tan, SM Supermalls COO.

Now that the countdown to Christmas has officially started, SM Malls got it all lined up for us and we can look forward to a sparkling holiday season with:

·       Awesome Christmas gift ideas. Great selections of items for your early Christmas shopping in a practical and yet impressive holiday Christmas baskets that starts as low as Php 350. Watsons gift sets starts at Php99. this October.

·       SM Supermalls’ Spotify holiday tunes. Listening to SM Supermalls’ Christmas hand-picked Spotify playlist that features this holiday’s favorite tunes including SM’s Christmas jingle SM Mallidays will certainly set the mood for the holiday season. Tuned in and feel the Christmas vibe!

·       Irresistible SM shopping deals. Gifting and shopping are easy at SM Malls with fantastic discounts of up to 50% off! The Babies & Kids Sale is now on until October 31. A special SM Pre-Holiday Sale happening this October 5 to November will give you up to 70% off on many items perfect for your holiday shopping spree.
·       Dear SM Santa to fulfill your wishes. SM Malls will make wishes happen with #DearSMSanta wherein 60 lucky winners will have their wishes granted. To learn more about the Dear SM Santa promo check the full mechanics at www.smsupermalls.com/dearsmsanta

·       Sharing some loving. The season is all about loving and one way to show this is by giving. This is the perfect season to share some love. SM makes it simple and easy by just buying a pair of SM Bears of Joy for only Php200. One is for keeps while the other SM Bear of Joy goes to a lucky kid from a chosen charity.

So this holiday season, remember that SM Malls brings you the best of everything to make your holiday meaningful and memorable.


Heart Health Alert

Heart is a major organ that is classified as the hardest working muscle in the body. The heart pumps blood non-stop throughout the body thru the circulatory system. It is responsible in supplying oxygen and nutrients to body tissues while getting rid of wastes such as carbon dioxide. Heart- indeed is the powerhouse of the human body and it is only right that we should take good care of it.

One serious cardiovascular condition is heart attack and it can trigger cardiac arrest which is one of the leading causes of deaths in the world. 

Heart attacks can have devastating effects that will suddenly change the way of living of any individual afflicted by this. But, as innovations are taking place with latest medical breakthroughs, prevention and proper guidelines on cardiovascular diseases are within reach through the right connections.

The partnership between Zuellig Pharma Corporation and Amgen Philippines Inc., aims to heighten the awareness on cardiovascular diseases or CVD through various initiatives and educational campaigns. This partnership targets to improve the way CVD is prevented and being properly managed.

In a recent report by pas.gov, there are more than 130,000 deaths associated with cardiovascular diseases in the Philippines alone in 2016. CVD is a complex health condition that has many risk factors as it develops. One of the most common risk is Dyslipidemia which is caused by having abnormal level of lipids in a person’s blood.

Lipids also known as fats are responsible in maintaining power to the cells wherein cholesterol is needed in the production of bodily hormones and bile acids essential for good digestion.

The human body has both good and bad cholesterol. Low Density Lipoprotein or LDL-C is recognized as bad cholesterol and having high levels of this can contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases. Increased LDL-C in the bloodstream predisposes an individual to developing atherosclerotic plaque deposits which blocks the arteries of the heart leading to stroke or heart attack. Maintaining the levels of LDL-C in good balance will significantly lower the chances of having cardiovascular diseases.

For years, doctors usually prescribe statins as treatment in lowering LDL-C in most patients. With the onset of various health conditions not all patients treated with statins have successful results which they would need an innovative approach. Having access to latest treatments will help manage dyslipidemia effectively which result to just the right levels of lipids while improving the way of living of patients.

Good thing that Amgen Philippines Inc. and Zuellig Pharma Corporation have the heart in committing to the improvement of the lives of dyslipidemia patients and their families by providing sound information and solution in making necessary actions in preventing and managing health risks associated with CVD.


"PAGBALIK" an Offcial Entry to Pista ng Pelikula 2019

PISTA NG PELIKULA is the perfect avenue to celebrate the wonderful 100 years of Philippine Cinema. It will showcase meaningful movies which include the only Visayan entry “PAGBALIK” (The Return).

Pagbalik tackles the hardships of being an OFW and the challenges of returning home. Many for sure would be able to relate to this story and can easily find empathy from the characters in this film.

Starring Gloria Sevilla, Vince Ranillo, Suzette Ranillo, and Alora Sasam, PAGBALIK depicts the reality of handling relationships among family and the responsibilities that go along with it. As Filipinos, we have strong reverence towards our parents which shows strong family ties. No doubt that Gloria Sevilla which plays as the elderly stubborn mother to an OFW Suzette Ranillo, becomes the focal of the movie and with her natural acting ability audience will be treated to a thought provoking and moving movie experience like no other.

The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) is a week-long celebration of Philippine Cinema where new quality genre Filipino films are screened for one (1) week in all regular cinemas nationwide. No foreign film will be screened during PPP except in specialty cinemas to give the opportunity for the whole country to celebrate its own local films. This event is organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines in partnership with the National Cinema Association of the Philippines.

In the last two years, PPP has created a culture of support from the audience and FDCP intends to continue this tradition to continuously engage moviegoers nationwide to patronize local films.

Release date: September 13, 2019, an official Pista ng Pelikula Entry, Sandaan Showcase

Directed by: Hubert Tibi and Maria Ranillo
Cast: Gloria Sevilla, Vince Ranillo, Suzette Ranillo, and Alora Sasam
Production Companies: Nuances Entertainment Productions and PRO.PRO, released thru Solar Pictures, Inc.

Genre: Family Drama 
MTRCB Rating: G (General Audience, all ages admitted)
Running Time: 1HR 33MINS (including hardlock of 5-minute shortfilm “Kanlungan”)

Rica (50s), after working abroad, comes home to stay with Choleng (85), her ageing mother, until she finds new work. She learns what her mother has done all the years when she was working abroad.

Rica (50s), after working abroad comes home to stay with her ageing mother until she finds new work. She is disappointed to discover that all past years of sending money to the Philippines to repair their old home amounted to nothing. It looks the same way as she left it years ago. Her son, Vincent (18), is finishing college and needs to focus on his studies so Rica takes over to be a caregiver to her mom, Choleng (85).

Taking care of her stubborn elderly mother is a nightmare. She never thought that it can be so difficult. Choleng complains about everything and treats Rica like a child which she really despised. Afternoons are spent on prayer meetings and evenings on more praying. Rica realizes that her mother's difficult behavior is caused by her impaired hearing. With the help of their prayer meeting group they pitched in to buy her a hearing aid that she refuses to use. It reaches a point that Rica and Choleng start fighting. Rica blames her mother for her futile sacrifice of working abroad. Rica decides to accept an offer to work abroad again. Choleng requests for her not to leave anymore. Rica thinks otherwise. In the end, Rica learns what Choleng has done all the years that she was working abroad. 


Pagbalik is one of the official entries for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019.  It is the only Visayan entry to this year's festival.